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4G users total 770m

CHINA had 770 million 4G users at the end of 2016, double the number from a year earlier, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed yesterday.

More than 58 percent of China’s mobile phone users were 4G subscribers at the end of 2016, said Zhang Feng, spokesperson and chief engineer of the ministry.

There were 386 million 4G users at the end of 2015.

China has the world’s largest 4G network and is aiming to add 2 million 4G base stations, mainly for townships and villages, by 2018.

China is also researching and testing 5G technology with a goal to commercialize it by 2020.



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